On 19th of March 2018, Spherik Acelerator becomes “Startup Europe Ambassador” in Romania. The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative.
The objective is to democratize the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level. All Startup Europe Ambassadors are publicly presented today at the “Startup Europe Campfire” held in Paris.
Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators, corporates, universities and the media through an array of grassroots initiatives or networks.
Spherik Accelerator is part of the new Startup Europe Horizon 2020 funded project MyGateWay which is publicly launched today during the Startup Europe Campfire in Paris. Spherik Accelerator acts as facilitator in attracting know-how and resources from the European network of partners and direct them towards the entire national ecosystem, through specific activities & partnerships to ensuring strategic networking for startups, custom made trainings for access to funds, sound and continuous dialogue with major policy makers at national and EU level.
The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.
The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WeP-UP or OpenMaker.
The complete list of Startup Europe Ambassadors is published here: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/ and you can meet us during future Startup Europe events organised in 2018: STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17- 19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startup stakeholders, free registration), EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 maker events in 28 countries), Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission’s foremost technology policy conference for startups. 15 October, Sofia, BG), and Web Summit in Lisbon.
About Startup Europe
Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission which falls under its priority of the “Digital Single Market”. Startup Europe’s goal is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. In addition, Startup Europe helps startups in their growth phase to scale-up across Europe and internationalise worldwide. Startup Europe’s first priority is to develop high quality ecosystems based on talent and high level of connectedness among the players of the ecosystems at EU level.
Within the Horizon 2020 framework, 2018-2020 timeframe, 7 projects are working together in terms of financing, skills, entrepreneurial events and growth advice. Startup Europe’s programmes focus on helping startup communities, increase collaborations between startup ecosystems, encouraging entrepreneurship, startup creation and scaling business.
Learn more on the single point for startups (One Stop Shop) to access all the information they need to grow and thrive: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/
Spherik Accelerator is an NGO founded in 2013 by the Liberty Technology Park, Banca Transilvania, The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and the Babes-Bolyai University with the mission to connect startups with strategic resources. For the last two years, Spherik has been awarded the Best Accelerator And Incubation Program in Romania title, by the Central European Startup Awards.
Spherik stands at the intersection between Tech, Education and Investment and reunites a community of like-minded people: tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs, corporates, investors and also universities, that have joined their efforts to boost the regional startup ecosystem.
More information at www.spherikaccelerator.com.